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Last Updated: Sunday October 25 2009 12:37 GMT

X Factor 12 record Jackson song

X Factor finalists

The X Factor finalists are getting ready to release a cover version of a Michael Jackson song.

The final 12 acts got together at Abbey Road Studios in London to record their version of You Are Not Alone.

All profits from the song will go to the children's charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London.

The finalists will perform the song live on the X Factor's Sunday night results show on 15 November - and it will go on sale the day after.

Last year's X Factor finalists single - a cover of Mariah Carey's Hero - raised more than £1m for armed forces charity Help for Heroes and the Poppy Appeal.

Hero was the fastest-selling charity record in a decade.

Cash for good causes

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

Simon Cowell said: "Following last year's record we made with the X Factor finalists in aid of Help For Heroes last year we decided we wanted to do something annually on the show to help good causes.

"This year we chose to work with Great Ormond Street to help raise funds and awareness for their incredible work."

You Are Not Alone was originally a hit for Jackson in 1995.